Why Pinot Gris is so perfect for the Northwest

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Waterbrook and Willow Crest lauded for its PG Wine Press Northwest – Eric Degeman and Andy Purdue It makes perfect sense that pinot gris has exploded in popularity in the Pacific Northwest in the past decade. The grape has blown past Chardonnay as the most important white wine in Oregon, and it has outdistanced sauvignon …

The Chocolate Wine Phenomenon

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Interview with Andrew Browne of Precept Wine Dear Client: Americans seem to be more in favor of “sweet” things these days. We’re seeing this trend with dessert flavored vodkas, for example, and also chocolate flavored wine. Although it is still a relatively small, niche category, it is growing fast and resonating particularly well with consumers …

Five Valentine’s Ideas

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Chocolate Shop Wine makes Cupid’s cut By Wendy Rose Gould | Yahoo! Contributor Network Valentine’s doesn’t have to be an evening full of mushy gushy terms of endearment and classic black and white films. Sure, those things are nice, but a little fun never hurt anyone, either. Below are five less-than-typical product suggestions that’ll help …

Pendulum Red Blend named Roth

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Oregon retail chain selected Pendulum in a blind tasting Pendulum 2008 Red was named Roth’s Fresh Market’s 2012 wine of the year, announced Roth’s Sales and Marketing Director Tim Jennings. The red blend, from premium grapes harvested in Washington’s Columbia Valley, offers notes of strawberry, red currant, cocoa powder and a coffee bean undertone. It …

Sawtooth 2010 Riesling strikes gold in Ray

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Landmark Seattle restaurant announces competition winners WINNERS OF RAY’S BOATHOUSE 25th ANNUAL RETROSPECTIVE OF NORTHWEST WINES COMPETITION ANNOUNCED Seattle, Washington – Every January, Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant on Shilshole Bay in Seattle, Washington conducts its Retrospective of Northwest Wines Competition. Now in its 25th year, this wine-lover’s event has once again uncovered hidden gems from up-and-coming …